Chinese Find Pak Better Ally than India

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Majority of Indians regard China as a friend and partner in sharp contrast to feeling among Chinese who consider Pakistan a better partner, and place India next only to the United States and Japan in the list of nations that threatened their country the most, according to a new survey, reports Rediff.com.

A series of surveys conducted between 2000 and 2009 in India and China gives a glimpse of how people of the two countries living in divergent systems perceived each other in the period when both posted good growth rates.

The surveys conducted by Beijing-based Horizon Research Consultancy was released at the 2nd India-China Forum meeting in Beijing on May 15. About 43 per cent Indians interviewed consider China as a partner, while 23 per cent regarded it as an enemy.